qThis book provides an original defense of classical liberalism. Tomasi argues that the high liberal conception of free and equal moral persons requires robust economic liberties as a condition of individual independence and self-authorship, while also justifying social supports for the less advantaged. qFree Market Fairnessq is an important contribution to liberal thought.q--Samuel Freeman, University of Pennsylvania qTomasi's 'market democracy' is a fresh, important research program.q--Elizabeth Anderson, University of Michigan qThe great political power of free market ideas in recent decades has been unmatched by philosophical and moral defenses. John Tomasi's fresh exploration of market liberty will challenge orthodoxies left and right. An important and timely book.q--Stephen Macedo, Princeton University qThis is one of the very best philosophical treatments of libertarian thought, ever. John Tomasi cements his position as one of America's leading social and political philosophers.q--Tyler Cowen, author of qCreative Destructionq qThis book represents the most ambitious recent effort by a political philosopher to square the circle: free markets qandq fairness. Even readers who disagree with Tomasi's conclusions will find insight and clarity on every page.q--Richard Epstein, New York University qTomasi's elegant book resembles a long and friendly conversation between Friedrich Hayek and John Rawls--a conversation which, astonishingly, reaches agreement.q--Deirdre McCloskey, author of qBourgeois Dignityq and qThe Bourgeois Virtuesq qTomasi is sympathetic to, and captures much of the point of, positions to the right of his, and positions to the left. The result is disarming and genuine. Readers will find themselves turning the pages, hoping not so much to spot the flaw as simply to learn something, and they will not be disappointed.q--David Schmidtz, University of Arizona qThis book makes a case that needed making and that will have a large impact on contemporary thinking about social justice.q--Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame qHayekian freedom and Rawlsian social justice both evoke attractive visions of how human beings might live together--something seldom acknowledged in our polarized political world. John Tomasi's Free Market Fairness treats both traditions with depth, nuance, and unremitting fair-mindedness, and then points us toward a synthesis. Social democrats and libertarians equally need to read this book.q--Charles Murray, American Enterprise Institute qPolitical philosophers are apt to dig in to carefully constructed ideological bunkers from which they lob argumentative mortar shells at their opponents. John Tomasi prefers instead to build bridges. Well-crafted and provocative, qFree Market Fairnessq will surely stimulate much conversation--and perhaps a few mortar rounds in response.q--Loren Lomasky, University of Virginia qThis is a terrific book--lively, stimulating, novel, and important. Written with clarity and lightness, it is appealingly wide-ranging, spanning political philosophy, intellectual history, and more. It will be widely read and cited.q--Jacob T. Levy, McGill UniversityJohn Tomasia#39;s Free Market Fairness treats both traditions with depth, nuance, and unremitting fair-mindedness, and then points us toward a synthesis. Social democrats and libertarians equally need to read this book.
|Title||:||Free Market Fairness|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 2012|